Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pasture Renovation

See waaaayyy out there in the pasture? Those are the first few chicken tractors. 
      What is a chicken tractor some of you may be wondering? It is basically a portable house for chickens. The idea is that the tractor is somewhat lite weight so that it can be moved a short distance once or twice a day. The chickens are given water and fed a small amount of food. They also are expected to eat all the bugs (like TICKS!!) and poop as they do so. This is turn helps to fertilize the pasture. From what I have read, it is a great system. Oh, they also are expected to lay their eggs so we can collect them!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kim, When you get a chance, can you send me an email?